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wood turtle

(Clemmys insculpta), a woodland streamside turtle of the family Emydidae, found from Nova Scotia through the northeastern and north-central United States. The rough upper shell of the wood turtle is about 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) long and bears concentrically grooved pyramids on each of the large plates (scutes). The upper shell is brown, and the neck and legs are reddish

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